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June 24, 2017 4:07 PM Single-player modding returns to GTA V after publisher takedown

Popular OpenIV tool restored after discussions, changes to protect multiplayer. In a statement to Ars at the time, Rockstar explained that "unfortunately, OpenIV enables recent malicious mods that allow harassment of players and interfere with the GTA Online experience for everybody." OpenIV creator Yuriy "Good-NDS" Krivoruchko conceded in an interview 20

June 23, 2017 10:57 PM After Angering GTA 5 Fans, Rockstar Releases New Statement On PC Mods [UPDATE]

Rockstar and Take-Two won't take action against single-player mods, but it's not quite that simple. Update: A new update for OpenIV has now been released, seemingly with Rockstar's blessing. It's unclear what exactly about it has changed to abide by the rules outlined by Rockstar and Take-Two below, but this appears to be a positive move for the modding 24

June 22, 2017 4:02 AM Kalanick's Ouster as Uber CEO Began With a Hand-Delivered Letter

As Travis Kalanick was in Chicago interviewing a candidate to be his deputy at Uber Technologies Inc., two investors were on a plane to deliver the news that they wanted the chief executive officer gone. Matt Cohler and Peter Fenton, partners at venture capital firm Benchmark, hand-delivered a letter urging Kalanick’s resignation, people familiar with the matter 61

June 22, 2017 2:01 AM Facebook Is Introducing New Tools to Protect Women in India

Facebook on Wednesday is unveiling new features that it hopes will make women in India feel safer on its platform. The social network is introducing two tools that will give users in the country more control over who can download and share their profile photos—images that Facebook users can often see even if they're not friends with the person pictured 37

June 21, 2017 9:03 PM Travis Kalanick, Uber’s nightmare CEO

By the time he was pushed out late Tuesday night as CEO of Uber, the ride-hailing company that he founded, Kalanick had laid waste to taxi monopolies in Boston and around the country. Propped up by ancient licensing schemes that promised huge returns to medallion owners who knew how to work the system, the taxi industry was despised by its customers 60

June 21, 2017 8:06 PM Uber should take Warren Buffett’s advice for finding a new CEO

The qualities that enabled Kalanick to achieve success included an aggressiveness that would not be satisfied with slow and steady growth, and a pugnacity that would not shy away from a conflict with regulators. Those qualities propelled the impressive growth of Uber but became a detriment when they ran roughshod over ethical concerns and regulatory 48

June 21, 2017 4:21 PM Why Travis Kalanick didn’t survive at Uber

The plot to oust Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick began almost the moment he announced last week that he was taking a temporary break from the celebrated technology company amid a series of a scandals. The audacious effort to end Kalanick’s run atop one of the Silicon Valley’s most successful companies was led one of the company’s own board members 75

June 21, 2017 1:09 PM Every Event That Led to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s Resignation

Uber Technologies Chief Executive Travis Kalanick resigned from his post on Tuesday, following months of setbacks related to the company's culture and several departures from other top executives. Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, published a blog post explaining her recent departure from the company and accusing Uber of sexual harassment. In response 72

June 21, 2017 8:37 AM Uber CEO Kalanick Relinquishes Power After an Investor Mutiny

Travis Kalanick has resigned from his job leading Uber Technologies Inc., giving up on his effort to hold onto power as a torrent of self-inflicted scandals enveloped him and the global ride-hailing leviathan he co-founded. Pressure from investors, who’ve poured more than $15 billion into a company that has burned through billions, ultimately did what the board 48

June 21, 2017 7:32 AM Uber chief executive Kalanick resigns

Uber boss Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive after pressure from shareholders. Mr Kalanick will remain on the board of the ride-hailing firm, however. His resignation comes after a review of practices at the firm and scandals including complaints of sexual harassment. Last week he said he was taking an indefinite leave of absence following 48